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Old 07-06-2012, 06:00 PM   #1
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Is it neccessary to keep a food diary? How many members on here keep one?
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I think it's helpful to keep one for a short time just so you know what your basic calories and macros are for maintenance purposes. Then you'll have a better idea of how to bulk or cut when you want to. Beyond that, probably better for competitive bodybuilders but not so much for the average lifter.
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every calorie....every meal....every day...

I have lost 100 pounds, and I still eat 3200 a day to try to gain.....
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Old 07-07-2012, 07:42 AM   #4
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I have never done one but thought I would ask to see if it was neccessary. Sounds like I will for a while just to see what I am eating.
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Is it neccessary to keep a food diary? How many members on here keep one?
Depends entirely upon your goal. If you are wanting to lose weight, you will be more successful with one. If you are wanting to lose fat, it is a necessity. If you are wanting to lean bulk, necessity. If you are wanting to get fat, don't log anything. Short answer... Yes and no.
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Not necessary, but good idea. I once thought I was eating enough and when I crunched the numbers realized I was about 1000 cals. short. Do it religiously for about a month and once you know, physically, how much you are eating you can check it periodically.
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I started to once I lifted. It has helped me realize the garbage that was going into my body.
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I go through cycles of keeping them. When I slack off, its usually because I've been eating like crap and feel to guilty to write it down.
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Food diaries are good and can be used in varying ways:

1) Those that break things down into the exact P/C/F ratios for every meal on a daily basis; normally used by people prepping for competitions.

2) Those that keep track of calories, used by those that are either trying to lose or gain weight but don't want to track P/C/F ratios as such.

3) Those that loosely track the meals they're eating without placing either calorie counts or P/C/F ratios alongside the information. With this plan, which may not seem enough to some, you can still add a bit of food here and there or subtract a bit here and there and make the progress you want, since you're still tracking what is occurring.




Some will use a mix of 1 and 2 above etc, and it's not necessarily just people prepping for shows that will use the first mentioned and so on; you have to select what works for you.

If starting with P/C/F ratios seems unnerving then start with meal tracking, then add calorie breakdowns in and then track P/C/Fs as you get more used to things...in this way, it won't feel so daunting for some.

Most people that track their meals will have some idea of the calories within a certain number of those meals, purely because they consume them on a regular basis; it all helps.


It has to be said, however, that no matter which plan you choose to follow, if you don't take a scale reading and maybe tape measure readings of certain points on the body, it won't mean a lot, at the end of the day; you have to have something other than just the food intake to base your results on.
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